Faculty Profile

Foad Nahai, MD

Foad Nahai, MD

Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Chair in Plastic Surgery and Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.778.6880

Email: fnaha02@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 1978-1997, 2013

Biography

Bio-Summary

Dr. Nahai is an acknowledged leader in aesthetic plastic surgery who has developed and refined various aesthetic and cosmetic procedures. He previously served on Emory's plastic surgery faculty from 1978-1997 before leaving to join Dr. T. Roderick Hester's Paces Plastic Surgery, an aesthetics and reconstructive surgery private practice that has long provided training rotations for Emory's plastic surgery residency. Paces officially joined the Emory Clinic in March 2013 as the Emory Aesthetic Center at Paces, and Dr. Nahai was reappointed to the faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery.

Dr. Nahai's professional memberships encompass numerous international, national, and local plastic surgery organizations. He is president of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Centers; has served as president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2008-2010) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2007-2008); and was director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (2001-2007). Dr. Nahai has published over 225 papers in peer reviewed journals, has authored or co-authored 11 texts on all aspects of plastic surgery, and is editor-in-chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Publications

Dr. Nahai has published over 225 papers in peer reviewed journals and has authored or co-authored 11 texts on all aspects of plastic surgery. View Dr. Nahai's journal publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Emory Aesthetic Center at Paces

Education

  • MB ChB, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, 1969

  • Medical and Surgical Internship, United Bristol Hospitals, Bristol, UK, 1969-1970

  • Straight Surgical, Baltimore City Hospitals, 1970-1971

  • General Surgery Residency, PGY-1, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1971-1972

  • General Surgery Residency, PGY-2 through PGY-5, Emory University School of Medicine, 1972-1975

  • Research Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1975-1976

  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 1976-1977

Honors and Awards

  • Special Honor for Contributions to the Field of Plastic Surgery Through Education, Persian American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2017

  • Special Citation for Contributions to the Specialty, Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons, 2017

  • Jerome Klingbeil Award for Teaching Excellence, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2017

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation, 2015

  • The Multi-Specialty Foundation for Aesthetic Surgical Excellence Honor Award, 2015

  • Best Paper Award, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2013

  • Clinician of the Year Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2013

  • Janos Zoltan Award, Hungarian Association for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, for "several decades of outstanding scientific work, professional authenticity and human attitude," 2011

  • Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, 2010

  • Distinguished Service Award, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2010

  • Leadership Award, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2009

  • President's Award, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "In recognition of many contributions to the society as an educator and innovator in plastic surgery," 2008

  • President's Award, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "In recognition of contributions furthering plastic surgery education and devotion to excellence," 2005

  • American Medical Writers Association Award, 1983

  • James Barrett Brown Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1982

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editor-in-Chief, Aesthetic Surgery Journal

  • International Advisory Board, International Journal of Clinical Oncology

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Centers: President
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

  • International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

  • International Association of University Plastic Surgeons

  • International Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation

  • International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

  • Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Plastic Surgery Research Council 

  • Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand 

  • Honorary Member, AICPE, Italian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

  • Honorary Member, Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa

  • Honorary Member, Romanian Aesthetic Surgery Society

  • Honorary Member, AECEP, Spanish Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body

  • Minimally invasive endoscopic plastic surgery

  • Safety in outpatient aesthetic plastic surgery and minimizing complications such as thromboembolism